1 July Keti Koti, Dutch national commemoration of the abolition of slavery 150 years ago. But 100 years before the abolition of slavery, they already revolted.
QUEST science magazine wrote 6 stories about freedom fighters that should not be forgotten: Anton de Kom, Massavana, Ma Pansa, Boni, Coffij, Tula & Sablika
A collection of prints, tees and merchandise for our Lovely Day For A Guinness Summer campaign.
The Power of Words was a playful commission encouraging positive change. It was part of a McDonalds Happy Meal ® campaign in Germany gifting books related to inner growth. The posters showcase sentences that encourage children to be better humans, look after the environment and seek positive transformation.
In the new series of illustrations for health insurer DSW, diversity and integration are even more central. Everyone needs care and is therefore welcome at DSW.
Mural painted for Hall&Partners as part of the Marketing research event Quirk’s at InterContinental London – The O2
Murals, menu’s etc. for two locations, Amsterdam Noord and Amstelveen.
Art direction by Tiedo Dieke/DSGND.
Artworks based on stories about the history of Dukenburg, Nijmegen (NL). The community provided stories and access to local archives. The artwork covers four walls in two tunnels.
Part of the Viewpoints Exhibition 2020 highlighting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. My mural was on the theme of Equality.
Personal project in progress – Drop caps decorated with caricatures of bands or musicians with their respective initial.
Spectacular view of the Dutch capital.
Live illustrations by RESUK during HSBC Event in the Amsterdam Tower 16th floor.
Amsterdam from above with its canal houses, cargo bikes, canal boats and tulips.
In collaboration with WRG group.
Jazzy diptych based on the famous, and notorious, old jazzclub ‘Mephisto Palace’. In collaboration with Joren Joshua.
Dimensions: 17 x 10 m and 15 x 3,5 m.
Murals of Aberdeen Angus cattle and Bonte Bentheimer pigs, on location In Cadier en Keer, Limburg.
Art direction: Viastory.com – Maarten Kuypers.
Mural for Mindpark / Think Open Space, a co-working space in Helsingborg, Sweden. In collaboration with Joren Joshua, curated by Kulturhotellet.
Hand lettering illustration as a Christmas campaign key visual for Brussels’ public transport system.
Mural for KLM Airlines’ 75 anniversary of their Amsterdam – Lisbon connection. Painted in downtown Lisbon with Portuguese artist AkaCorleone.
Series for Algemeen Dagblad about holiday memories of Dutch writers in their home country.
The near future of France, explored for an exhibition by Google France and tech magazine Usbek&Rica.
Finnish fin-tech company Greenstep published a survey on the ideal workplace in their magazine, illustrated by Aart-Jan.
Series of artworks for Gemeente Eindhoven. These images aim to show dynamic processes and their aesthetics in the High Tech Industry, which is established in the surroundings.
Mural done near the centre of Eindhoven. It’s visible when entering the city from the south.
Double page spread of a Children’s book in progress, about how animals go to bed. (The octopus illustration has won a Runner-up award at Creative Quarterly No.55).
Vintage poster series for a fictitious oddity show with very extraordinary artists. („The Duckordion“ has won a Honorable Mention at 3×3 ProShow No.13 and was published in Lürzer’s Archive „200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2018/19“).
Pattern of funny people freaking out while shopping. (This illustration is a winner at Creative Quarterly No.59).
Together with London based agency Bread Collective, Aart-Jan did the branding for Welsh festival GreenMan 2017.
A self-initiated project starring a couple of my favorite BMW cars. The BMW X-3 in the present, and the BMW Vision M NEXT 1 in the future.
Together with MOAM, this booklet was made for the yearly art exhibition taking place at Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.